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Jugglers Showcase for BARI Fest 2010. 1-29 October 2010

Jugglers Showcase for the Brisbane Artist Run Initaiatives (BARI) Festival
Group Show representing over 30 artists
Opening Reception from 6pm Friday 1 October 2010
Exhibition runs 1 – 29 October 2010

Represented Artists include: Belinda Sinclair + Warren Handley + Carmen Spencer + Anthony Farrell + Rachael Bartram + Imogen MacDonald + Michael Candy + Krystal Ingle + Giuseppe Filardo + Dee Hutton + Michelle Knowles + Benjamin Paskins + Britta Gudd + Krishna Nahow-Ryall + Nic Plowman + Daneale Scandrett + Grahame Keres + Anna Vu + Jessica Row + Anna Carey + Lachlan Glanville + Shevaun Wright + Carol Mac + Britanie Fuller + Shannon Gibbs + Peter Breen + Sam Eyles + Randal Breen + Fiona Kennedy-Altoft + Renee Rossini + Abigael Whittaker + Shannon Brett

The BARI Festival is an initiative founded by the crew at Jugglers Art Space in 2008, aimed at celebrating and acknowledging the creative and cultural contribution that is often harbored by ARIs within a city.

Brisbane is now home to several well established Artist Run Initiatives each working within their own unique artistic frameworks and services for artists and members of the public. This year BARI will be host to a variety of events between the 1st – 30th of October staged at several Artist Run Initiatives throughout Brisbane, each providing workshops, forums, open studios, live entertainment and art exhibitions showcasing Brisbane emerging artists.

BARI is committed to developing programs, supporting Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives and identifies the need for opportunities for emerging artists via creative and cultural avenues + spaces. By staging and facilitating an annual festival BARI seeks to maintain a critical and ongoing dialogue between Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives and aims to cultivate awareness of the vital role Artist Run Spaces contribute to a city like Brisbane.

This year’s BARI Festival will see the production of an ARTMAP & official website which is set to literally put Brisbane’s Artist Run Initiatives on the map and expose their cultural production on a national level.

Events During BARI:
This year the BARI festival will host a program jam packed of events that will occur over the month of October and will accessible to the wider public.
Events that take place during BARI are unique to the nature of each space, they often range form specialized workshops, open studios, forums, critical discussions, performance + installation/site specific works all run/staged by innovative arts practitioners.

Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives:
Brisbane is now home to approximately 17 visual arts focused ARI’s each engaging in critical dialogue with each other and working within their unique conceptual frameworks. All of these spaces are located within 4km of the Brisbane CBD and occupy warehouses, conventional gallery spaces, window displays & converted Queenslanders.

Brisbane ARI’s 2010:
Boxcopy, proppaNOW, Jugglers Art Space, Accidentally Annie Street, Flipbook, Nine Lives, Love Love Studios, Brisbane City Studios, The Wandering Room, InBetweenSpaces, No Frills*, MSSR, Old Space, The Fort, The Tidy, Level ARI, Spec Cepts and oftenprojects.

If you are interested in supporting BARI or would like to find out more info on the Festival please do not hesitate to contact BARI 2010 Creative Director Megan Cope via BARI Web

Post: 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006